SPATIAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF HOMES FOR JOURNEYS TO WORK BY DIFFERENT MODES OF TRANSPORT

Home density data from London and Bristol are examined for different transport modes to work. The data can be fitted to functions that generalize those proposed by Clark (1951) and Sherratt (1960) for the same purpose. Our generalized model assumes circular symmetry, but takes into account the smaller density of homes in the central area. Comparison between the different modes of transport in London show that the homes of car commuters are the most spread out, followed by train and then bus. The homes of tube commuters are the least spread out across the city. Further studies of the data on journeys to work show that the positions of the homes and workplaces are correlated. The correlation is especially apparent for car journeys and bus journeys in London. Direct distances between home and workplace are examined and comparisons made between the different modes of transport. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Authors:
    • Blumenfeld, D E
    • Shrager, R
    • Weiss, G H
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 19-23
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1981 12:00AM